Digital Scriptorium Finances


Digital Scriptorium comes free of charge to all those who use its resources because of a decision first formally endorsed by the DS partner institutions in 2008: we are committed to building awareness, knowledge and enjoyment of medieval and renaissance manuscripts at no cost to our public.

Thus, in 2011 Digital Scriptorium implemented for the first time its self-assessing plan, whereby the institutional partners contribute yearly to the ongoing costs of maintenance and growth, according to a sliding scale (that expects no contribution from the smaller repositories). Digital Scriptorium recognizes here the generosity of these institutions:

  • Columbia University
  • Fordham University
  • Free Library of Philadelphia
  • Grolier Club
  • Harvard University
  • Huntington Library
  • Indiana University
  • Jewish Theological Seminary of America
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • New York Public Library
  • New York University
  • Notre Dame University
  • Oberlin College
  • Rutgers University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Vermont
  • Yale University

Digital Scriptorium has been the fortunate recipient of several grants; we are grateful to the following agencies that have brought this program into being and assured its development:

  • the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (Nov. 1996-Dec. 1998 with extension through Dec. 2000)
  • the National Endowment for the Humanities (May 1999-April 2001 with extension through Oct. 2002)
  • the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation (Sept. 2001-Dec. 2002 with extension through June 2003)
  • the National Endowment for the Humanities (July 2004-June 2006 with extension through June 2007)

In addition, Digital Scriptorium has received unfailing support from the administration and staff of the libraries of its two founding partners, Berkeley and Columbia.


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